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Rapha Continental

The Rapha Continental – Amgen Tour of California 2011 movies and pictures just went online. It’s so spot on, to see the joy of cycling, the energy, the love for the road, for the hills, for the unknown while challenging yourself! I’m really looking forward for… [ Continue reading ]

Pavé Culture Cycliste

This is the proof that a bicycle shop doesn’t need to be a shady, dusty, smudgy place. Pavé Culture Cycliste is an amazing space in Barcelona. A bicycle shop that looks like a gallery, selling all my favorite brands like Rapha, Brompton,… [ Continue reading ]

Cycling Blank Canvas

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To celebrate the link between sport and subculture Fred Perry launched four pieces, inspired on the classic 60’s cycling shirt. Four authentic retro-cycling shirts with some neat styling details, fit and colour combinations. The Fred Perry Shirts are available in their Laurel Wreath shops alongside… [ Continue reading ]

Charity Ride

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Rapha is organizing a series of world wide charity rides in order to help the victims of the worst disaster in Japan since World War 2. Japan will lead the way in at least four different locations with a printed black ribbon on their sleeves. Rides… [ Continue reading ]

Antwerp to Utrecht

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We’re back! After a bike ride of more than 250 km, from Utrecht to Antwerp and back, we all arrived safe at The Village coffee & music. I wanted to thank everybody for supporting us along the way! On first hand Rapha for the… [ Continue reading ]

Utrecht to Antwerp

On this early day in spring, with the first beams of sunlight on our face, we started of in Utrecht (the Netherlands) with a group of 10 friends. Bike builders, barista’s, bloggers and likes, on hand made bicycles from Elian Cycles. Now… [ Continue reading ]

le tour d’Afrique

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You probably saw it before, but I stumbled upon it this weekend and just needed to share it again. The absolutely stunning series of images from his book ‘Hot Splinters of Glass; le tour d’Afrique’ and the images of the Giro d’Eritrea of 2009 by Dutch photographer… [ Continue reading ]

Mallorca

The weather is getting better here in the lowlands, but it’s still cold, too cold. And since Rapha will open a temporary Cycle Club in Mallorca I’d really love to escape for a moment and get my bike to the sunny island of Mallorca. Located in… [ Continue reading ]

Utrecht Antwerp Utrecht

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On Saturday, March 12th, we will hit the road with eight friends to make a journey from Utrecht to Antwerp on the handmade bikes from Elian, to return the next day with fresh roasted coffee beans for the new espresso bar, The Village Coffee… [ Continue reading ]

Tokyo to Osaka

While preparing our bicycle trip from Utrecht to Antwerp and back later this month, I stumbled upon this nice documentary. 13 cyclists from Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco took their fixies to make a ride from Tokyo to Osaka. Maybe after our ride Utrecht – Antwerp… [ Continue reading ]

Guerciotti Oro

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After browsing the internet, looking for some vintage bicycles, I found this piece of art. The 1979 Guerciotti Oro was part of the Guerciotti-Ten Speed Drive display at the 1979 New York Bike Show. This extremely well documented beauty was owned (and photographed) by Miami… [ Continue reading ]

The 5th Ride

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The 5th issue of The Ride Journal is ready for release. Stuffed with ‘killer stories, amazing photographs and illustrations inside’ we’re excited as they are, and really looking forward to it. More on that one later…… [ Continue reading ]

Rapha Bicycle

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This is great news! Beginning January 2011 and for the next two years, Rapha has partnered with four masters of framebuilding to offer four distinct, hand-made bicycles. Each partner has been selected because of the mastery of their craft and passion for road cycling. [ Continue reading ]

Elian

A few guys from Utrecht, my home town, started a little company called Elian to make handcrafted and tailor-made bicycles. Beautiful elegant and simple bikes, made to last, and more important, made to survive the dutch circumstances of the weather and intense use. All the frames are completely build up by hand and have their unique number. [ Continue reading ]

Rapha Rendezvous

Rapha just launched its iPhone app called Rendezvous. ‘Developed for road cyclists, Rapha Rendezvous has been designed to make meeting up for group rides easier. We all know the problem: Organising a ride with friends. Or maybe not friends, more likely adversarial training partners,… [ Continue reading ]

Seabase

I love the feeling of going downhill after a good climb on my bike, as much as I love my gears and brakes. In July 2010 cyclist Patrick Seabase climbed and then bombed the famous Stelvio Pass, on a single speed… Crazy! (from Mash TV)… [ Continue reading ]

Rouleur 19

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We are very much looking forward to the nineteenth issue of Rouleur. The magazine includes 148 pages with an exclusive look at some of the best racing photography ever taken in Britain; an interview with living legend Bernard Hinault; the second part of their series on… [ Continue reading ]

Harvest bike

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Philip Stolte, the graphic designer who opened the lovely store Harvest in Munich, Germany, did a very nice collaboration with local bikeshop Geheimrad to make a single speed racing bike. The shop stocks brands such as Folk, Shofolk, Our Legacy, Acne, Indnat,… [ Continue reading ]

Rapha & Paul Smith

A new collaboration between Rapha and Paul Smith. On October 1st 2010 they will launch a co-branded Rapha + Paul Smith collection of cycling clothes and accessories. Building over two seasons, the collection will feature products that are inspired by road racing and designed specifically for… [ Continue reading ]

Bicycle Portraits

And another book about cyclists. Well, a book to be… ‘The Bicycle Portraits project was initiated by Stan Engelbrecht (Cape Town, South Africa) and Nic Grobler (Johannesburg, South Africa) early in 2010. Whenever they can, together or separately, they’re on the lookout for fellow commuters, and… [ Continue reading ]

Mont Purgatoire

Dutch photographer Adriaan van der Ploeg portrayed ordinary men, voluntarily battling their own strength on the steepest slopes of the Mont Purgatoire and put it together in a beautiful book published by our friends Habbekrats. [ Continue reading ]

The Ride 4

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The 4th issue of The Ride Journal is out with contributions by Mark Cavendish, Grayson Perry,Matt Seaton, Brandon Semenuk and Joe Parkin a.o. If you’d like to order your copy then head over to www.theridejournal.com on Monday 31st May. Or just download it…… [ Continue reading ]

Moulton Sixty

I already counted Moulton as one of my favorite bike makers, but after seeing their Moulton Sixty, a celebration of Dr. Alex Moulton 90th birthday, I think I don’t want anything else anymore… ‘Dr. Alex Moulton was born on April 9th 1920,… [ Continue reading ]